Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Clout Range available for Club & Archery GB members – details on request

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

Members Only  – Archery GB registered archers email for more information
(sorry no club bows are available)

18:15 to 20:30  Outdoor or Indoor range (weather and lighting dependent)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

Archery 10 November – Remembrance Sunday

Archery this Sunday is limited to the first Somerset  County Clout Championship, which is also a UK Record Status and UK Tassel shoot.clout

This year we are supporting  SSAFA, a national charity which supports both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. All service personnel are entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.

If you are not competing or wish to observe a group of archers, from 8 to 80 years young,  competing, in a medieval style of archery, aiming to  hit a small flag between 80 and 180 yards away. We look forward to seeing you and supporting SSAFA.

Good luck to all the archers  and may all your arrows be true.

‘November Challenge’ for all Juniors

archerygbJunior Indoor ‘November’ Challenge

The Junior ‘November Challenge’ returns and a chance  for ALL juniors to compete in a countrywide challenge, without having to get up early and drive to a different venue or stand in the rain and get drenched.

During November any Junior can submit, via an on-line form, your best  score for 3 dozens arrows shot at 20 yds, or the first three dozen from a Portsmouth round, which yo may be shooting as part of the County Postal tournament or the our own St Andrews shoot on the 27th November.

A few basic rules and form are available on the Archery GB website.

All Saints Challenge #1

St Andrew’s Day Tournament

Wed  27 Nov 2019 – All Archers st-andrews flag
Set Up :18:00
Assembly: 18.15

Round : Portsmouth

Admission accepted by submission of a
St. Andrew’s Day Score Sheet, available on the evening


Normal Boss fees will apply, results will be published in the Members area .

Points collected from this tournament can be used as part All Saints’ Challenge.

New Archery GB Indoor Round + Faces

As the nights draw in Archery GB has made amendmentsarcherygb
to the Rule of Shooting and in particular to the Indoor Rules.

The Worcester round can now be shot on other colour faces subject to the scoring rings being the same size or a new five centre and x-ring face, with new associated rules related to what happens in the even of a tie.

The new round is a Vegas 300,  30 arrows shot at  40cm triangle target at 20yds, with the first detail of archers now shooting at the lower target first.

Full details of the updates are on the Archery GB News Page and the  Rules of Shooting can be download, all alteration are in blue. [external links]